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Cottage Inn by the Sea
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed 2 nights here on our Highway 1 road trip. We realised when we arrived that in the USA, "Inn" really means "Motel" but that was ok. Nice room, with a gas fire and ceiling fan to cover all weather options! Slightly old fashioned bathroom. Breakfast was fine, with a good choice of cereals and baked goods, and also a make your own waffle machine, which was fun. Excellent cookies free in the evening. The Inn is on a cliff overlooking the beach and it is an easy walk along the beach to the pier.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Not a great experience at this hotel. Room had no air con, was next to a busy road and with the window open the traffic kept me awake at night. More like a roadside motel than the secluded beachside hotel we were expecting. There are good rooms here though - my advice is to ensure you get a beach/sea view and you'll be much further from the road with a great view.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank DonCDV
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Perched on the cliff with phenomenal views over Pismo this quaint little place was one of the best places our family stayed in 4 weeks in the US.

The staff were extremely helpful & friendly, the little touches like our towels made into swans, the gas fireplace & one of the better continental breakfasts we found all made for a brilliant experience & we wished we were there for more than one night.

Oh & the bed was ridiculously comfortable.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Nestled between the the standard bland motels it is quite distinctive with rather eeird Disney cootage roof. Rooms were nicely decirated and the long sandy Pismo beach is directly down the steps. Breakfast is standard Californian motel fare which is ok but not great. Pismo had a reasonable choice if restaurants and a semi-cool beach feel. We dined at the Cracked Crab which is a popular seafood joint - very buzzy - great fresh crab, shrimp & stuff. All said would recommend Cottage Inn for a short stopover.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

They rugs were recently cleaned and still wet when we arrived.
Management showed us two other room with the very same issue and offered to check us OUT of the hotel!
No response from upper management.
With so many choices along that same road, we will certainly choose another hotel next time!

Room Tip: we were offered a 'pet friendly' room...or the option to 'check out'
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Lovely hotel! It's in a great location right on the beach. The rooms were nice, nothing fancy though. Felt very welcome and safe. Within walking distance to two sea food restaurants. Heated pool and small spa over looking the beach.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

The great customer service began with the reservations and continued through the entire stay. Great first impression with the front desk staff and cozy room with fireplace and an ocean view. Breakfast was hardy with waffles, eggs, fruit and homemade pastries. Just a stairway away from the beach, you could hear the waves at night. Loved it and didn't want to leave.

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Additional Information about Cottage Inn by the Sea

Address: 2351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2109
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: $136 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottage Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We promise you a good night’s sleep, but we warn you there’s so much to do nearby, you may not want to sleep. ... more   less 
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